Coltness members Dominate the C2 Ecosse Challenge
All the members of Coltness Car Club would like to congradulate both Jordan black and Andy Struthers on their great achievments winning 1st and 2nd on the 2015 C2 Ecosse Challenge
Grass Autotest Awards date anounced.
Grass Autotest Awards night date released. Watch the website for more information.
2016 Membership due soon.
The 2016 membership fees are due soon Why not give it as a christmas present! please contact Alex Lindsay for your membership pack. Club Membership forms Can be downloaded here
Club nights updates.
This weeks car club meeting will be a social get together. Its at our usual place, Dalserf Bowling Club, Ashgill. . We are meeting at Dalserf Bowling club in Ashgill. Fun starts sharp around 730. Members and non members will be made most welcome. check out the tab above for information on the evenings entertainment Come along and join the action.
Coltness Car Club has decided to withdraw from the 2016 Scottish Rally Championship. The Lanarkshire based club will not organise and promote the Colin McRae Forest Rally next year.
This follows on from the cancellation of last month’s event which failed to attract sufficient numbers of competitors to make the event viable.
That was only part of the reason for this latest decision,” said a club spokesman, “in many ways, the enjoyment has gone out of organising a rally. As an amateur car club we all go rallying for pleasure, and under the new rules being introduced next year, much of the fun has gone out of it. What used to consist of friendly club gatherings and days out in the woods staking and arrowing has been replaced by a more structured and standardised system of rally organisation that detracts from the unique personality of each individual rally. That’s not to say this is not a good thing, it’s just not for us.”
This reluctant decision brings to an end over 20 years of forest rallying from the Tweed Valley and Dumfries-shire to the more recent Perth and Aberfeldy locations. “Throughout the past 21 years we have enjoyed the support and camaraderie of many clubs and organisations and more recently built up excellent working relationships with Perth & Kinross District Council and Police Scotland in Tayside. We also had many good friends in the local business community and the Forestry Commission who have been supportive and helpful.”
“However, the major difficulty is one of distance. As a Lanarkshire based club there are no suitable forests nearby to go rallying and we are always dependent on what is available and usable elsewhere. That choice is becoming more restrictive each year and we are having to travel further and spend more time on planning and preparing rally routes. So perhaps we should take some time out to think carefully about the future direction of the club.”
Founded in 1954, the club has no intention of disappearing. It has a healthy social calendar, with members meeting twice a month, and an active ‘grass test’ series of events aimed at newcomers and the budget conscious. Plans going forward may include a small event next year and a bigger event in 2017. This will coincide with the tenth anniversary of the loss of former club member and McRae Rally founder, Colin McRae.
Over the past 62 years Coltness Car Club has organised many events from speed hillclimbs to stage rallies, autotests to navigational rallies and has assisted many other amateur car clubs throughout the country with the provision of manpower and marshals – not to mention robust banter! It has also helped to produce and promote many of the top club rally drivers and co-drivers in Scotland, plus many Scottish and British rally champions, and of course, two World Champions. That work ethic and sporting interest still remains at the heart of the club, but new challenges are now being sought.
As long as there is motor sporting fun to be had, the Coltness Car Club ‘Bears’ will be in the thick of it. Central to that belief will be the unofficial club ‘motto’ expressed by their most famous club member who inspiringly said: “We’re here for a good time, not a long time.”
Each year we coordinate and run a successful Autotest championship runnng on tarmac, grass and gravel, The Colin McRae Forest Stages and we regularly meet for club social nights fortnightly.
The social nights meet every 2nd monday in Dalserf bowling club, Ashgill. During which we arrange various different activities like motorsport quizzes, tabletop rallies, car treasure hunts and driver forums. Members and non members will be made most welcome.
Why not come and meet all the Coltness characters and listen to the stories of Rallying old and new. You will me made very welcome. Click HERE for directions.
We are proud to announce the annual 2015 Grass autotest awards night will take place this year on the 6th November at Dalserf bowling club Ashgill.
Come and and evening of entertainment and fun for all ages. Special guest will be handing out the awards. More information will be anounced closer to the event. Tickets only £5 from either Hugh Steel, Gary Douglas or AKM Autopoint in larkhall. Call 07960 168962 or drop firstname.lastname@example.org an email to reserve your tickets.
We are lookng for donations of raffle prizes so contact contact Gary Douglas on 07960 168962
Coltness car club is part of the Scottish Car Clubs Group. It has been set up to allow all of the scottish car clubs to advertise there events and relay important information to all members. Every month it publishes motorsport information for all activities held in Scotland. To look at the newsletter click HERE.